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I’ve been rubbing 2 1/2 month old Cash’s soft fuzzy head for good luck with our move. It’s very soft.ย  The moving company has arrived to start packing our things. I will not rub their heads. Every time I turn around, they are packing up something I need. I am keeping a very close eye on the baby when they are in the room.

I can’t wait to breastfeed in front of the movers. If my boobs don’t get me a discount now, they never will. This really is their moment to shine.

By the way, if you’ve ever wanted to fight with your spouse more, you should totally move. It gives you the opportunity to discuss loudly and intensely the best ways to sort through and pack things.

The fact that we have no basement or attic in our new home means we have had to make some tough decisions about what stays and what goes. My junior prom dress and my jean jacket from 1983 with the Preppy & Proud pin made the cut. Listen, just because I haven’t worn something for 30 years doesn’t mean I won’t.

I got a little teary eyed in Stop & Shop yesterday. First of all, I love their natural section. Second, I was talking to this old guy behind me in the deli line. He was so sweet and I thought, “I’m never going to see this guy again. How sad.”

OMG. I don’t even know him. He’s 78 and buying turkey. Get it together Kelcey!!

Speaking of goodbyes, I think we sold our Jeep. It’s from 1998. 156,000 miles. No AC. Needs new tires. Obviously, it sells itself. I’ve been in a relationship with my Jeep longer than Rick. In fact, I think the Jeep was one of the reasons Rick started dating me. Later on, he began to notice my dynamic personality. But I hooked him with the car.

In the midst of all the chaos, I went to the OBGYN today. Because moving isn’t fun enough, it’s great to squeeze in a pap smear. As my male, 60 something OBGYN was examining me, I blurted out, “This is the last you’ll see of me! I’m moving to Florida.”

Of course – it came out sounding like it was the last he’d see of my lady parts when I meant ALL of me.

Meanwhile, I can’t get that cups song out of my head…

When I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere, oh
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone.

18 Responses to i know i said we were moving. but now we are really moving.

  • Jordana says:

    1) That is SOOOO not your junior prom dress.
    2) So you get misty-eyed for the DELI man and your BFF that you’ve known longer than your car, Rick OR junior prom dress gets not even a single tear??!! For shame.

  • Steph says:

    Moving is sooo stressful! I have not had to move since having children so can’t even imagine how much harder it is. I do remember one of the movers mentioning that he had been in jail for murder. Don’t know why he shared that.

  • brooke says:

    I’m originally from South Florida, but lived in NY for about 8 years, you will definitely not miss Stop and Shop once you start shopping at Publix. There is NO better grocery store, I promise.

    Also, I’m a new mom to a 3 month old and just started reading your blog, you crack me up!! Thanks for the entertainment!

    • Megan says:

      I was just going to say that you will LOVE Publix. The best grocery store in the land.

      Good luck on your move!

  • Moving is sooo very hard. And when The Stuff gets packed…it’s weird and hard and hard and HARD. The unexpected bits are what hit hardest – the dude in the checkout line, the things that surface from the pre-move purge that you haven’t missed in decades but suddenly become SO IMPORTANT. And doing it with kids? In order to keep the peace with my then-six year old, we did in fact ship a box that had in it, among other things, his very important sticks, and a few key rocks. It’s all part of the process…

  • Megan says:

    You definitely made the Jeep…not the other way around! You will be missed dearly Kelcey and family! I’m sure you’ll have lots of visitors fleeing the cold this winter, and who knows you might even see that 78 year old deli man!

  • There are so many old people with NY accents in Florida, I have a feeling you won’t be feeling homesick at all. Good luck with your move – and don’t worry, you’ll forget the worst parts (it’s like labor that way). We moved 2 townhouses down the row 6 years ago, and I swear I can’t even remember how we moved all the stuff from the old house into the new house.

  • Julie says:

    I just moved across town, can’t imagine moving big time, like you are! You go ahead and miss that deli man if that’s how you’re feeling! Moving is hard!

  • jolynn says:

    We moved to FL and lasted a year down there….came back to CT..unless you can afford private school’s….Good luck!! Where in FL are you moving too?

  • Jen says:

    The jeep! Saddest day of my Montana life was watching you drive that car away! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hope the move goes well and quickly! xo

  • Ann says:

    You are so funny–even in the midst of all of this. Oh, how do we get to your blog in Florida? Please send a triptych.

  • anymommy says:

    Moving is just … not fun. But it’s going to be wicked fun in January when you have sunshine and balmy breezes and the rest of us are buried in snow.

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